It's coming...

The day we have been expecting since we first saw Kylie's face is almost upon us.

This Monday, Kylie will go to the hospital to have her palate repaired.  We are going to be in one of the best children's hospitals in the country.  The plastic surgeon is one of the best in the country, known by all his medical colleagues as a "perfectionist".

But none of this puts my mind at ease.  This Mama's heart is dreading Monday and they days to follow.  Don't get me wrong, we'll all be glad to have it over with, but I just can barely stand to think of this sweet face not understanding the pain she is in.
The surgery isn't supposed to take place until 1pm, so that means no solid food from 3am on.  She can have milk up until 5am and then only clear liquids until 9.  Since she wakes up between 7:30-8:30 in the morning, she will likely have only an hour of drinking clear liquid before she can't have anything.  That's going to be a long time for someone who can't understand.

And we all know that surgery won't actually start at 1pm.  Kylie will stay in the PICU Monday night and then be moved to a private room hopefully on Tuesday. She will stay in the hospital until the doctor is convinced she is eating/drinking adequately and her pain is under control.

So, keep us all in your thoughts and prayers next week.  Visit the blog often...I'll update when I can.


Christy said...

Praying for her surgery to go well and she will heal quickly. Praying for Mommy, Daddy and big sister who's hearts will be hurting. Lots I love and snuggles for everyone!!

BTW-Kylie is looking so big these days!

Luciana said...

Oh sweet baby. Prayers will be said for her and the drs.

Allison said...

I'll never forget the day before surgery, prayers for you my friend. Love her, she'll know you are doing all you can!